Because crises shape history, there are hundreds of thinkers who have devoted their lives to studying how they unfold. This work – what we might call the field of “crisis studies” – charts how, whenever crisis visits a given community, the fundamental reality of that community is laid bare. Who has more and who has less. Where the power lies. What people treasure and what they fear. In such moments, whatever is broken in society gets revealed for just how broken it is, often in the form of haunting little images or stories. In recent weeks, the news has furnished us with countless examples. Airlines are flying large numbers of empty or near-empty flights for the sole purpose of protecting their slots on prime sky routes. There have been reports of French police fining homeless people for being outside during the lockdown. Prisoners in New York state are getting paid less than a dollar hour to bottle hand sanitiser that they themselves are not allowed to use … [Read more...] about ‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will the world emerge from the coronavirus crisis?
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Michael Rubin (right), the founder and executive chairman of Fanatics, was watching TV last week when he was struck by the idea to turn the 360,000-square foot facility in Easton, Pennsylvania, into a factory for the COVID-19 virus fight. While Rubin considered how he could make it happen, St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem reached out to Fanatics late last week about the possibility of the company manufacturing masks. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (left) and Attorney General Josh Shapiro (center) each contacted Rubin over the weekend and told Rubin the state was in 'dire need' of more masks and gowns … [Read more...] about Pandemic in pinstripes: MLB uniform maker halts production of $300 replica jerseys to make medical masks and gowns amid coronavirus outbreak
In this case, we’re going to reduce the warmth of the image slightly as increasing warmth would make the skin too orange, but keep in mind this depends entirely on your specific photo. This will also help bring the walls and bedding back to true white, as the camera initially rendered them too warmly. … [Read more...] about Beyond filters: Unlock the power hidden in Instagram’s photo editing tools
On potential pay cuts for cricketers, Root said: "I am sure at some point in the coming weeks there will be a discussion but those discussions will probably take place between the PCA [Professional Cricketers' Association] and the ECB. Until that happens, that is not my area of expertise. … [Read more...] about Joe Root: Watching The Test has motivated me to ‘do something special’ in Ashes in Australia
But, given the amount of savings Disney is projected to achieve by eliminating $2.6 billion in redundancies, there inevitably will be significant cuts at all levels of the combined TV studio division to eliminate the overlap, that will result in executive shakeups down the road. At least 5,000 people, 2,300 on the Fox side and 1,700 on the Disney side, are expected to be laid off in TV and film combined. (Some insiders and analysts have peg the number of pink slips at 5,000-6,000 or even more.) … [Read more...] about Disney-Fox TV Exec Structure: Big Titles Galore, Studio Merger Put Off Amid Challenges Blending Corporate Cultures